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All 44 Paihia Restaurants

King Wah Restaurant

Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
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Ranked #14 of 44 Restaurants in Paihia
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Hong Kong
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Buffet
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We found King Wah much better value for money than some of the more touristy restaurants in Paihia. Food not super flash, but very tasty, satisfying and what we needed after two bad experiences. We paid $27.90 pp for a buffet, eat all you want meal and $1.50 per year of the kids ages.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The oysters add real value for money. I think they were worried our group of 5 would totally clean them out. The oysters were huge and pretty darn good. The rest of the buffet was average. We would go back for the oysters alone

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Hi can any body tell me how much it will cost to get in Per Adult Per child Need to no before February

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UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ordered a delivery from here and was told it would take half an hour. After an hour, we were told it would be another 15 minutes, food finally arrived over an hour and a half after the order was placed. If it's going to take that long, please be honest. The food was OK, nothing to rave about.

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Rimbach, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We discovered this restaurant while strolling through the Paihia Mall. Because we were a little bit hungry we tried the Fish and Chips because it had the best price in town. We were surprised in the best way possible. If you like Fish and Chips, go there. Awesome.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We were advised by our skipper to take our fresh caught fish to this restaurant and were not disappointed! We received a 3 course meal of fish deep fried in a beautiful light crisp batter and the fish within was melt in the mouth perfectly cooked. Second course was fish steamed with ginger and shallots/spring onions/scallions and a delicious sauce... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ate here on Friday night with a group of friends. The buffet was up to the normal high standard with all dishes in plentiful supply. The fresh oysters in the shell were succulent and the rest of the dishes were hot and tasty. This restaurant is always a great option for visitors 5 the bay....great prices and even better food.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great value buffett with delish traditional chinese dishes! I noticed that they didnt restock the seafood enought to cater for the amount of peopel dining - so thats a bit sneeky But overall, good affordable buffett which you dont tend to see around anymore Bit crammed though, the owners need to sort this out as its hard to move around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Ordered some takeaway noodles and it took over 40 mins. We were told that it would be a wait but not expecting this long. They seemed to be short of staff and the management wasn't good

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Tasty and Freshly made at a very good price. Seafood Buffet sported the Biggest Oysters that I have seen and tasted in NZ. What was nice about this restaurant is that you did not feel rushed to eat up and go, it was a buffet and food was made fresh and kept on coming out to the Bain Marie. The... More 

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Additional Information about King Wah Restaurant

Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
Phone Number: 09 402 7566
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Seafood, Hong Kong

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